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Leeds Enterprise: showcasing Leeds' independent scene

Leeds Enterprise: showcasing Leeds' independent scene
Written by Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby  25/04/2017

Impatience is good. It creates the biggest events, drives the best businesses, and inspires the most creative projects.Leeds is a city of start-ups. From the abundance of recently established cafés, venues and artist-led spaces to pop-up restaurants, city-wide food festivals and digital innovators, the entrepreneurial spirit in the city is very much alive.It’s a place where the go-getters, the creative types and those with big ideas do well, and the community of independent businesses is strong. Working for yourself is increasingly seen as an attractive and viable option for young people starting out and the number of young businesses has boomed....

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds

Fiesta Bombarda bring Afrobeat legend Seun Kuti to Leeds
Written by esmedavies  13/02/2017

Ok everyone, clear your diaries, because Fiesta Bombarda is coming to town. And if that wasn’t enough, they’re bringing to Leeds a man who can only be described as an Afrobeat legend, a man who has kept the flame of his father’s passion burning bright. Thats right, Seun Kuti, ladies and gentleman, along with his band Egypt 80.On Tuesday 21st March, the stunning venue Church will be transformed into a into vibrant carnival utopia, as Seun, one of the true modern leaders of the Afrobeat genre joins Fiesta Bombarda with his high energy live show, performing his father's back catalogue...

Red Bull Music Academy Tour in Leeds

Red Bull Music Academy Tour in Leeds
Written by Red Bull Music Academy  19/10/2016

It’s been a long time coming, but finally and with great pride, the RBMA Tour is debuting in Leeds over the weekend of 27th – 30th October across the city in some of its most iconic locations, from the Hyde Park Picture House to Lambert’s Yard, through to the Globe Road Car Park, Canal Mills and Wire.The Tour is recognising the city’s status as a focal point of musical culture for the UK. This is incredible news, with RBMA bringing some ground-breaking talent to the city, taking in a vibrant and edifying mixture of club shows, exhibitions, workshops, film, lectures...

Snake Oil Carnival: a miracle potion

Snake Oil Carnival: a miracle potion
Written by Snake oil  19/05/2016

Late one summer evening, deep within a forested hillside in Yorkshire, set against the soothing ambient sounds of a giant speaker rig, ’Snake Oil’ was born. Snake Oil is an all-in-one, affordable tonic providing instant artistic relief for all visual ailments. Made from only the finest compounds, and with years of experience, SNAKE OIL promises to deliver unparalleled quality every time. To mark the launch of this miracle potion, the Snake Oil Salesmen have taken over Assembly House for a one-night-only Carnival celebration on Friday 27 May. A rag-tag band or artists, designers and musicians have congregated at this ageing mill along...

D.I.Y in LS6

D.I.Y in LS6
Written by Hayley Scott  28/04/2016

I'm  Hayley Scott, a music journalist and DIY music promoter based in Leeds with plans to open a new DIY music venue, record shop, cafe and bar in LS6. Leeds has long been a city that’s fostered a music scene that is as vibrant as it is often overlooked. That’s somewhat changed lately: as ever, beyond the mainstream things are kept quietly underground, but Leeds is increasingly cited as a city that’s synonymous with DIY music, and it’s this attitude of doing things on your own terms that’s keeping our music scene alive and well.It’s important that we have the spaces...

Graphic Scores

Graphic Scores
Written by Jacob Thompson-Bell  23/03/2016

Jacob Thompson-Bell is a composer and producer based in Leeds, U.K. He makes work combining visual imagery and musical performance, writes scores for contemporary classical ensembles, and creates electronic music and installations in galleries, concert halls and some more unusual public spaces. These days, he’s also spearheading a collaborative project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires.Last year I moved up to Leeds and began working on a project called Fresh Yorkshire Aires, bringing together artists and composers in the Yorkshire region.Since the project began in October, Fresh Yorkshire Aires has commissioned four artists, and there are exhibitions and live performances in the...

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About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...